Jonathan Stanley Chief Executive Officer, Independent Children's Homes Association

Jonathan has over four decades of experience in residential child care across local authority, voluntary and independent sectors managing residential and associated integrated provision (education, care, health) for national resources addressing the learning, emotional, and social needs of young people. His work time is shared, acting as the CEO for the Independent Children's Homes Association, and as Principal Partner for the National Centre for Excellence in Residential Child Care, a collaborating group of consultants.

He has provided training and consultancy on a wide range of subject areas to audiences, both specialised and mainstream seeking to bring the learning from one area for use in another.

He has written extensively on residential child care developing theory and consolidating this into practice guidance. He has managed and contributed to published research and is an invited lecturer to universities. He is in demand as an invited chair and presenter to international conferences.

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